Trip Start Apr 08, 2009
27Trip End Ongoing
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The magical thing about Greece is that everything is easily accessible by either ferry or a quick flight from island to island. After our adventures in Turkey, Andrew and I decided we needed some R&R in Greece. A quick (very quick) stop over in Rhodes and an hour flight in a tiny sea plane landed us on Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands.
After a solid couple of days of traveling, riding in hot sticky buses and ferries and floating precariously over the sea in a small sea plane, we decided we had enough of public transport and splurged in a suped-up Suzuki Wagon-R roadster rental (flex those muscles....). Our boxy, but reliable little automobile brought us safely through winding roads and cliff-sides to the little town of Hania on the Northwest side of Crete
Today we woke up at an un-Godly hour (7am....ha) and made our way south to the Samaria Gorge, a 13km hike through a valley wedged between two mountain ranges and the ocean. Although packed with tourists, the hike was beautiful and we spent the day clambering along and admiring the view.
At the end of the hike we enjoyed a congratulatory 1L Pint glass of beer (necessary re-hydration) and are thoroughly exhausted from our athletic exertions.
In the next few days we hop another ferry to the magical island of Santorini.
More pictures to follow.....
- Erin and Andrew